Yesterday (EP)

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For the Grave Digger EP, see Yesterday (Grave Digger EP).
Yesterday
EP by The Beatles
Released 4 March 1966
Recorded 1965, EMI Studios, London
Genre Rock and roll
Length 8:52
Label Parlophone
Producer George Martin
The Beatles EP chronology
The Beatles' Million Sellers
(1965)
Yesterday
(1966)
Nowhere Man
(1966)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Yesterday is an EP by the Beatles released on 4 March 1966 by Parlophone in the UK (catalogue number GEP 8948). It was also released in Portugal and Spain.[2] All four of the tracks also appeared on the Help! album.

In the United States, however, none of the tracks appeared on the American Help! soundtrack. Instead, "You Like Me Too Much" appears on Beatles VI, "It's Only Love" appears on the US version of Rubber Soul, and "Yesterday," and "Act Naturally" appear on "Yesterday" ...and Today. "Yesterday" and "Act Naturally" were also released as a single in the United States in September 1965.

The Beatles' 11th EP was released in mono only, and the cover photograph was taken by Robert Whitaker. Each Beatle took lead vocal on a song - McCartney on "Yesterday", Starr on "Act Naturally", Harrison on "You Like Me Too Much" and Lennon on "It's Only Love".

Yesterday entered the UK EP chart on 12 March 1966, and from 26 March spent six weeks at number one. In all it remained on the hit parade for 13 weeks. The EP's release happened to coincide with the first publication of John Lennon's comments that the Beatles were "More popular than Jesus".

Track listing[edit]

Side A
  1. "Yesterday" (Lennon–McCartney) - 2:03
  2. "Act Naturally" (Johnny Russell, Voni Morrison) - 2:33
Side B
  1. "You Like Me Too Much" (Harrison) - 2:40
  2. "It's Only Love" (Lennon–McCartney) - 1:53

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